Oxford University has put a £40 million plan to create new homes for staff on hold.


A scheme to extend the university’s property at the Wolvercote paper mill which could have provided housing and offices for hundreds of staff has been put back.


According to the Oxford Times, this could affect up to 200 staff members who would have been given accommodation at Wolvercote.


The university is going ahead with the redevelopment of the Radcliffe Infirmary site, where it has invested £200 million.


The University’s plans for the Wolvercote site are still not known.


A university spokeman commented, “The university is presently considering a number of options concerning the site of the old Wolvercote Paper Mill. But no decision will be taken for some weeks.”